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Jira Cloud - How to Bulk Import Custom Field Values into Single Select List?

Hello, I need to populate a Single Select List Custom Field with about 1000 option values. 

In Jira Onprem I could use Scriptrunner built-in script to do that but there's no offered functionality in Jira Cloud.

Any recommendations/guidance is appreciated. Thank you.

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I'd go with a Python script and loop over the list of option names calling the REST resource

https://developer.atlassian.com/cloud/jira/platform/rest/v3/api-group-project-components/#api-rest-api-3-component-post

but it is a bit fiddly. Does Bob Swift has a plugin to do this perhaps?

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Darryl Lee Community Leader May 15, 2021

Create a spreadsheet with all 1000 option values in a single column, along with Summary of "DELETE THIS".

Save as CSV.

Import CSV, populating custom field with contents of that single column.

Delete all 1000 issues where Summary = "DELETE THIS"

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/how-to-bulk-import-custom-field-values-for-certain-types-of-custom-field-827123935.html

BUT ALSO... 1000 option values? That's a lot of scrolling!

Possible concerns over performance:

Thanks Darryl, I will give this a try.

Yes, unfortunately we do need over 1000 option values for this dropdown in order to enforce correct spelling and ability to filter accurately. Fortunately, select lists in Jira Cloud already auto-search when typing so there's no need to scroll.

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